WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ar•ro•gant /ˈærəgənt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. acting as if one were more important than others:rude and arrogant officials.
  2. characterized by arrogance:arrogant behavior.
ar•ro•gant•ly, adv. See -roga-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ar•ro•gant  (arə gənt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights;
    overbearingly assuming;
    insolently proud:an arrogant public official.
  2. characterized by or proceeding from arrogance:arrogant claims.
arro•gant•ly, adv. 
  • Latin arrogant- (stem of arrogāns) presuming, present participle of arrogāre. See arrogate, -ant
  • Middle English 1350–1400
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged presumptuous, haughty, imperious, brazen. See  proud. 
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged meek.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged modest, humble.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

arrogant /ˈærəɡənt/ adj
  1. having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one's own importance, merit, ability, etc; conceited; overbearingly proud: an arrogant teacher, an arrogant assumption
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin arrogāre to claim as one's own; see arrogate

ˈarrogance n ˈarrogantly adv



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